Imaging the Avant-Garde Program 4: Taiwan's Film Experiments in the 1960's
Oct 19
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Imaging the Avant-Garde Program 4: Taiwan's Film Experiments in the 1960's

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Program 4: Experimental Shorts from the 1960s This program includes five films by artists who were indirectly involved in the 1960s artistic experiments.Tom Davenport, an American independent filmmaker, spent years studying the Chinese culture in Taiwan. This program includes his first documentary, T’ai Chi Ch’uan, in which he filmed the philosopher Nan Huai-chin practicing Tai-chi on Taiwan’s northeastern coast. The last two shorts provide an indirect view of the achievements of Theatre Quarterly co-founder and experimental art pioneer Huang Hua-cheng. Routine Law Kar, Hong Kong/Taiwan, 1969, 16mm transferred to video, 19 min. US premiere The Milky Way Xi Xi, Taiwan, 1968, 16mm transferred to video, 2 min. US premiere T’ai Chi Ch’uan Tom Davenport, 1969, 16mm transferred to video, 10 min. US premiere Experiment 002 Huang Hua-cheng, Taiwan, 1994, 39 min. US premiere The Prophet Su Yu-hsien, Taiwan, 2016, 20 min., Chinese w/ English subtitles US premiere